Clear Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Coconino County, Arizona. It is within Grand Canyon National Park. It is 8.7 miles long and begins at 2,650 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 18.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 10,569 feet. The Phantom Overlook and Colorado River View viewpoints can be seen along the trail. There is also a bench along the trail. The trail ends near the Clear Creek Camp site.
Clear Creek Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"An extended backpack trip of four to six days deep within the Grand Canyon."
--Ben Adkison, Hiking Grand Canyon National Park (Falcon Guides).
"Just as the Tonto Trail follows its namesake plateau below the South Rim, the Clear Creek Trail travels across the same landform on the north side of the river. Climbing east from Phantom Ranch, the Clear Creek Trail eventually reaches a major drainage of the North Rim. Rewards of this lengthy hike are spectacular views of the Inner Gorge, a clear running creek, and access to the Colorado River."
--Scott S. Warren, 100 Classic Hikes Arizona (The Mountaineers Books).
"A rugged hike that requires going to the bottom of the Grand Canyon just to reach the trailhead. The hike starts off with several switchbacks, after which you begin to have great views up and down Bright Angel Canyon and beyond. The Civilian Conservation Corps built this well-constructed trail in 1933. At one switchback corner, there is a stone bench, a good place to take off the pack and enjoy the scenery."
--Stewart Aitchison & Bruce Grubbs, Hiking Arizona (Falcon Guides).
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